Understanding yourself is key to being an authentic leader.
Although this is often easier said than done, the more we understand our strengths, weaknesses, anxieties and fears the better we are at understanding others, developing empathy and enhance our capacity for leadership.
One way is to use a profiling tool to increase our understanding of self, and there are many around. Myers Briggs, DISC, Clifton strengths to name a few.
I am pleased to announce that I am now accredited to use the Harrison Assessment Software to help my clients build their self-awareness and to increase the engagement and development of their teams.
The Harrison tool has been around for more than 30 years and in my opinion provides a more detailed assessment of your preferences, strengths and behavioural tendencies than the Myers Briggs (MBTI) or DISC assessments. Although the latter two are well known and easy to implement, they just don’t provide the depth of understanding or a structured framework to help get a better understanding of how you operate day to day, as well as under stress.
The Smart Q assessment in the Harrison tool measures 175 traits compared to MBTI and DISC that only look at 4, yet it does this in a 20-minute assessment and the amount and accuracy of data generated is amazing. The depth of analysis also makes it difficult for someone to game the system, leading to greater reliability when trying to understand how to develop a key employee, or even help yourself perform better.
Message me if you would like to learn more about how I can help you and your team develop.